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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44247
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Time:10:15am LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206A Jet Ranger
Owner/operator:Total Air Management Services
Registration: G-WLLY
C/n / msn: 405
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Viewbank Farm, next to the A94, 3 miles NE of Coupar, Angus, Tayside -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cumbernauld Airport (EGPG)
Destination airport:Aberdeen Airport, Dyce (ABZ/EGPD)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The pilot of the helicopter and an observer were carrying out a pipeline inspection flight between Cumbernauld Airport and Aberdeen. Approximately 45 minutes after takeoff, the helicopter descended to low level where debris was seen to fall from its aft section.

Control of the helicopter was lost and it struck the ground, into a field near to Viewbank Farm, 3 miles north-east of Coupar, Angus, Tayside, situated next to the A94 Perth to Forfar road, fatally injuring both occupants. The AAIB investigation found that the vertical stabiliser had detached from the tail boom and struck the tail rotor. This subsequently caused the tail rotor and associated gearbox to become detached from the tail boom, resulting in the helicopterís centre of gravity moving outside controllable limits.

The inquest report (below) named the two persons on board killed as Edward Lapsley and Robert Philip Glover Ward. G-WLLY was written off (damaged beyond repair) and the registration was cancelled by the CAA on 23.06.2006 as aircraft "destroyed"


1. NTSB Identification: CHI06WA047 at
2. AAIB Special Bulletin:
3. AAIB Full Report:
4. CAA:
5. CAA Safety Recommandation:
7. Inquest Reporrt:

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
20-May-2013 18:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Dec-2014 17:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Aug-2016 21:11 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Source]

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